What to do with Pine Cones in the Yard (Simple & Easy Ideas)

What to do with Pine Cones in the Yard

What to do with Pine Cones in the Yard

Are you a hopeless romantic like us and walking in your yard when a pine cone falls on your head, ouch! Oops, your fantasy world has been interrupted by a beautiful pine cone. But now looking at it you see many on the ground and are now wondering what to do with pine cones in your yard. Don’t worry we’ve got your back beautiful and in this blog post, we will talk about some really simple yet heart-warming home decor ideas with pine cones.


Below are some simple, fantastic and unique ideas to make pine cones decoration pieces that will simply increase the beauty of your lovely home in no time!

1. Pine cone and candle tray boat

Why not first look at some romantic dinner table ideas with pine cones?

A candlelight dinner can be a beautiful way to express your feelings with your loved ones and when you’ve decorated it with DIY stuff like pine cones it looks even more heartening.

what to do with pine cones in the yard

Things you’ll need:
  • Pine cones (big and small)
  • Scented candles of your liking (big and small)
  • Beautiful tray
  • Spray paint (optional)
  • Small pearl-shaped bells

Step 1: Clean the pine cones and remove all the dust with a slightly damp cloth (do not wash or soak the pine cones).

Step 2: Here at this point you can even spray paint the pine cones with the colour of your choice. Or maybe just go with the raw beauty of the pine cones.

Step 3: Set the tray on your dinner table and now it’s time to decorate it. Put your big scented candles at a distance and then place your small ones adjacent to them in a crisscross manner.

Step 4: Now arrange your big and small pine cones in a way that each big pine cone is next to the big scented candle and the small pine cones with the small candles. This will create a sense of harmony in the design.

Step 5: Complete the set-up with placing 3-4 beautiful pearl shaped bells here and there on the tray to give your romantic dinner table look a more elegant feel.

Woohoo! You now have your elegant and precious Pine cone and candle tray boat to impress your loved one.

2. Gift box

what to do with pine cones in the yard

Pine cones are beautiful and they can be used in countless ways but they often go wasted in the trash can. But that shouldn’t be the case anymore. We have friends and family and everyone around the globe celebrates birthdays, anniversaries, or Mother’s Day. On these occasions everyone loves to receive gifts and so do we ????

So here are a few ideas on how you can use pine cones to decorate your gift box.

Things you’ll need:
  • Small pine cones
  • A ribbon
  • Scissors
  • Spray paint (optional)
  • Wrap up your gift in a beautiful plain wrapping sheet
  • make a bow with the ribbon around the gift box.
  • The bow can be of any type which you like a few types of bows are Classic Bow, package bow, or a flower bow.
  • Once you’ve decided on the bow, place your pine cone at the center of the knot.
  • If you wish you can spray paint the pine cone with the color of your choice or we would prefer the color to be in contrast with the ribbon and your wrapping sheet.

3. Pine cone wind chimes

Home Decor Ideas with Pine Cones

Wind chimes not only look beautiful but they also contain so many lovely memories. The sound of the wind is itself very calming and in it the sweet sound of bells is music to the ears. And wind chimes with pine cones can be an amazing home décor idea.

So let’s begin. Go! Go!

Things you’ll need:
  • Pine cones
  • Wooden stick
  • Chains or any thread of your choice
  • Bells
  • Scissors
  • Small drill machine
  • Hot glue gun
  • Clean the wooden stick you can also polish it if you wish too. Check How To Polish Wood Floors Naturally.
  • Drill three or four holes into the wooden stick.
  • Suspend your chains, fishing line or thread whatever you are using of various lengths through the holes you just made.
  • Carefully make vertical hole through the pine cone from where you’ll pass your thread.
  • Now, after you have passed the pine cones from the thread or chains with the help of your glue gun paste the bells at the end of the pine cone.

Voila! Here you go. You know have a very vintage styled pine cone home décor piece. Hang it in your lawn or your kitchen or even on the window of your room.

4. Wall frame with pine cones

Home Decor Ideas with Pine Cones

Walls are like a canvas in our homes and we can play with them however we want to. So why don’t you plan a fun activity with your friends or family and decorate your living room or bedroom wall.

To make the wall frame we will need:
  • Pine cones
  • Thick wooden barks 4 (medium thickness)
  • Or an old frame preferably wooden
  • Hot glue gun (wood glue)
  • Scissors
  • Saw small (electric or manual)
  • Jute twine rope

Step 1: Before we begin you can also take an old wooden frame which is at your place and not in use or else we can just make our own DIY wooden frame which will add more fun to our activity.

Step 2: We all have logs for our fireplace or fallen logs in our garden. Do a little hunting and bring back 4 medium-thick logs. Don’t worry if they are not of exactly the same thickness.

Step 3: Clean the logs and cut them with a saw of equal lengths to make a square or you can choose the length of your choice to make a rectangle.

NOTE: Take precautionary measures while using the saw to cut the wood. Wear eye goggles and thick gloves.

Step 4: Place the logs and join them with the help of a strong wood glue.

Step 5: Let it dry overnight.

Step 6: Next day, take your jute rope and at the four intersections tie the rope over them to give it a classic look.

Step 7: It’s already coming together and looking beautiful.

Step 8: Now take out your glue gun and your pine cones.

Step 9: Think of where and how you want your pine cones to be placed we would advise you to put your big pine cones in an L-shaped manner on the upper side or the lower end of the frame.

Step 10: Now in the spaces put your small pine cones and fill them.

Step 11: Do not place the same size pine cones in one place as this would give a very crowded impression.

Step 12: With your jute twine rope hang your frame in your living room or you can even place it on your bookshelf.



Pine cone decoration ideas can be countless in number and it all comes down to your taste and imagination. Let your mind run wild and utilize the pine cones around you and put them to creative use. Here in this blog post, we talked about some of those numerous ideas. After reading this blog post we are sure you won’t let the pine cones in your garden or your nearby park go to waste.

We would also love to hear about ideas from your side and if you have an idea but cannot figure out how to execute it do let us know about it in the comment box below and we would be more than happy to assist you on your venture. That’s all for now stay safe and blessed beautiful people. And have fun with our home decor ideas with pine cones.????

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